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Lily Hammer 11:33 Mon Feb 10
The Bish; the legend
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7984333/The-crazy-life-Ian-Bishop-Poker-star-window-cleaner-artist-bird-lover-footballer-too.html?fbclid=IwAR3sP7ryJ-EtpyNLsrffCEhp9di9c2s4bH8f1ntl30r3rAi-PPPY4xRzXug



Bloody great read. More to the man than many realise.

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Gary Strodders shank 11:49 Wed Feb 12
Re: The Bish; the legend
Had a footballing brain (a very rare commodity) no real pace but could still beat his man with his guile & also had a great first touch.
Would of held his own for England I’ve no doubt keeping and using the ball to good effect,
Come the Taylor era it was all about box to box athletic midfielders only problem was they couldn’t trap a bag of cement or hit a barn door from a yard out.
Baring this in mind & but for Carlton Palmer having a couple of inches in height on him mad dog would of got the call I’m sure.

Northern Sold 10:54 Wed Feb 12
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Superb video that Lee.... nice to see the Parris one v Watford.... one of my fav games that

Leeshere 9:44 Wed Feb 12
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Bishop Blackburn goal here at 6 minutes.

https://youtu.be/nyjbxrre298

chim chim cha boo 8:44 Wed Feb 12
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The best of times, the worst of times...

I remember vividly (and I also don't even remember the exact reason) me and my pals leaving the Chicken Run saying 'we should fuck the whole lot of them off and build a new team around Bish'.

mallard 8:15 Wed Feb 12
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Can't find it on here, but there's some plenty to watch..


https://youtu.be/IVB-bQHcAnM

Leeshere 7:03 Wed Feb 12
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Lack of celebration possibly due to Dicks might have done his cruciate for the first time in the game.

mallard 6:36 Wed Feb 12
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I remember that one against Blackburn, absolute beauty and he never celebrated- never understood why

Leeshere 6:04 Wed Feb 12
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Scored a great goal I think against Blackburn at home in a evening game around 1991. Intercepted the ball on the half way line, beat a couple of players and shot from 25 yards into the top corner. Also brilliant away to Spurs in 94.

Westham67 1:49 Wed Feb 12
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Yeah the did try to get him Soldo but he was too good for them on most occasions. The game is physical in different way now much fitter

eusebiovic 12:37 Wed Feb 12
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Bishop would have been highly prized in today's game...he was a bit out of place back then but now?

Bishop Pirlo

Northern Sold 11:57 Wed Feb 12
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Daft thing is when I think about Dev (in his prime) ... he was probably a marked man... but I don't remember too many people getting near him to whack him??

Westham67 11:49 Wed Feb 12
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Devonshire was different class he made the game the game look easy. I would love to see a modern day Devonshire now players cant he hacked down of just muscled off of the ball

southbankbornnbred 11:47 Wed Feb 12
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That's a poor comparison, if you don't mind me saying: he played in an entirely different position to Devonshire and had an entirely different role. That's like comparing Noble's role in the team with Anderson's or Yarmolenko's.

Bish was a deep lying central midfield player - the more creative of the two we played there (Allen tended to be his partner in the later years). We then played with two wide men in midfield - and the "Devonshire" character would have been one of those.

Steady 11:04 Mon Feb 10
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Good player, remember a cracking long ranger he scored up at Port Vale. Poor mans Alan Devonshire

yngwies Cat 10:35 Mon Feb 10
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geoffpikey 7:42 Mon Feb 10

Ho ho...Magnum Roadie..

geoffpikey 7:42 Mon Feb 10
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"Great hair"???

Looked like a van-dwelling anorexic Magnum roadie, ffs.

Great player, though.

southbankbornnbred 7:07 Mon Feb 10
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When you think that players like Geoff Thomas and Carlton Palmer and others gained England caps in central midfield - I find hard to believe that the likes of Bishop did not get a single cap.

He wouldn't have been the mainstay of the England team, by any measurement. But he should have won a few caps . His passing accuracy would at least have allowed England to keep the ball for a minute or two - which they sometimes struggled with under Taylor.

southbankbornnbred 7:04 Mon Feb 10
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Bish was also responsible for "Mad Dog's" nickname.

southbankbornnbred 7:01 Mon Feb 10
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A damn fine player, was Bish. Good man, too.

My friends and I named a certain type of pass a "Bish" pass. It would be those which were not always spectacular (though they could be), but which were slide-rule accurate and always kept moves flowing. Bish passes go straight into feet and with perfect weight.

The Bish Pass.

Northern Sold 6:52 Mon Feb 10
Re: The BISH; the LEGEND
Met him a few times down Tots... nice fella... would be one of the few WHU players that would not be an arse ... unlike Dicksy and Hutch who were complete arses...

simon.s 6:45 Mon Feb 10
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Him and Morley were usually drinking in the boar & thistle in Wanstead on a Sunday night. The good old days alright.

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